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New Hampshire Legislature passes 4.2-cent gas tax increase

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2014

New Hampshire Legislature passes 4.2-cent gas tax increase

The New Hampshire House this week passed a bill that would increase the state’s gas tax by 4.2 cents per gallon, the Concord Monitor reports. The bill is now headed to Gov. Maggie Hassan, who said she intends to sign it. “I ...

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Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 14, 2014

Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that if lawmakers don’t fix the nation’s transportation system that is “teetering on the edge of insolvency,” 700,000 people could lose their jobs, The Christian Post reports. Foxx’s warning came during the national convention of ...

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Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves rejects statewide gas tax hike, supports bond bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 07, 2014

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves rejects statewide gas tax hike, supports bond bill

Missisppi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday at the Stennis Capitol Press Corps luncheon in Jackson that he won’t support raising the state’s gas tax but would support a bond bill that is less than $200 million, ClarionLedger.com reports. Reeves told ...

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Ignore the potholes; re-elect me!

John Latta - Aug 02, 2013

Ignore the potholes; re-elect me!

Think of it as a NIMBP problem. As in a Not In My Back Pocket problem. Americans want more money to be spent on our roads and bridges. They just don’t want to be the ones who supply it. Pennsylvania is just ...

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Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

John Latta - Jul 01, 2013

Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

This is a fact: Gas taxes go up. All across the country they go up. Despite what you might think from listening to Washington politicians, they do go up. This week they go up. And they go up for a variety of ...

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The cost of gasoline: Them and us

John Latta - Jun 25, 2013

The cost of gasoline: Them and us

Now this is a fun table to play with. I’m all for this sort of interactivity if I know how to work it and it is not built solely for software developers, MBAs and chess champions. Bloomberg looks at countries around the ...

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Guest Blog: Electric vehicles are becoming a taxing problem

Staff Report - Jun 14, 2013

Guest Blog: Electric vehicles are becoming a taxing problem

A recent article on CNN's website called attention to efforts by a handful of states to collect infrastructure revenues from electric vehicles (EVs), which operate without gasoline or diesel fuel and thus do not contribute to road and bridge budgets.         The ...

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Gas Tax 101: 1932 - 2013

John Latta - Jun 11, 2013

Gas Tax 101: 1932 - 2013

We talk gas tax all day long in this industry. We hear arguments that it should increase (I make many of them) or that it should remain where it is (largely because it would be political suicide to raise it). But this ...

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States combat low gas tax revenues with hybrid-, electric-vehicle fees

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2013

States combat low gas tax revenues with hybrid-, electric-vehicle fees

In an attempt to battle lost taxes due to increased hybrid and electric car use, six states are working to create laws to tax fuel-efficient vehicles, Automotive News and Bloomberg reported. Electric and hybrid car sales have continuously risen in the ...

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Gas tax quiz

John Latta - May 23, 2013

Gas tax quiz

Pop quiz: What do you pay in federal fuel tax for every gallon of gas you buy? What percentage of the price of a gallon of gas comes from fuel taxes? No Googling! As the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy points out, ...

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Minnesota cuts tax hikes from transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2013

Minnesota cuts tax hikes from transportation bill

The Senate Tax Committee voted yesterday to remove tax increases from the Minnesota’s transportation finance bill, Minnesota Public Radio reported. The committee rejected and removed two particular provisions: a 7.5 cent per gallon tax increase for road and infrastructure maintenance and ...

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Egg Money: Would online sales taxes save us from higher fuel taxes?

John Latta - May 08, 2013

Egg Money: Would online sales taxes save us from higher fuel taxes?

You wanna pay this way, or you wanna pay that way? The Senate has voted in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would give each state the authority to compel online businesses to collect applicable taxes. The House has yet to ...

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